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School Photos

Our annual school photos of class groups and individual portrait photos will be taken at Kororoit Creek Primary School by Arthur Reed Photos on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February, 2024.

Sibling photos will be taken on Monday 25 March, 2024.

There is no need to return any forms or money to school.

Families can register online to view images when they become available in the webshop.
Registration is simple, just follow the 3 simple steps on your child’s personalised flyer and remember to add the codes for all your children attending this school.
Even if you registered last year, it’s important that you do again this year using your child’s 2024 image code to link their images for the current year with your contact details.
When images are ready to view and in the webshop, all parents who have registered will be notified by SMS and email.

Once registered, please wait for notification that 2024 images are online to view before making your purchase.

 

Weekly Year Level Updates

Hello Prep Families,

What a wonderful term we have had with our Preps filled with lots of learning and joy. We would like to acknowledge their hard work and the successes that they have achieved throughout this term. We hope that you all have a lovely and restful break and can’t wait to see the Preps ready for more learning and fun in term 3. 

Student Led Conferences:

Thank you to all the families who made time to attend our student led conferences. We hope you all walked out as proud as we are of your child’s learning achievements this semester. 

Parent Website:

Just a reminder that we have a parent website that all prep families have access to.  This is where you will be able to locate all resources and information that you may need to support your child. You can also access the website by following this link: https://sites.google.com/education.vic.gov.au/kcps-prep-2023/prepping-for-prep

Dear Grade One Families,

Congratulations to all our students on participating in their Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences. They confidently shared their achievements and reflected on their goals for Semester 2.

In Reading, students have continued learning how to summarise fiction texts in their own words. They have been introduced to different graphic organisers to support them summarising only the important details of the story.

In Writing, students were inspired by the ‘Wheels to School’ experiences and drafted a variety of writing pieces from persuading others that bikes are better than scooters to explaining why wearing a helmet is so important. Students focused on their word choice and experimented with using topic specific language, as well as building their ability to use precise verbs and adjectives.

In Numeracy, students used their knowledge about counting collections and skip counting to count a collection of money. Students role played using money in the classroom shop where they counted their money accurately to purchase different items.

In Inquiry, students reflected on our central idea ‘People take on roles and responsibilities to build a community’. They have taken action by creating roles and responsibilities to make our classrooms function better.

Reminders:

  • School returns on Monday 15 July
  • There will be NO homework during the first week of term 3, however, we will continue with our take home reading program. Homework will begin in week 2.
  • Olympics Dress Up Day will be held on Friday 26 July. Students can dress up in their country’s colours for a gold coin donation. There is also a special lunch order menu available for the day. Online orders will be only accepted and due by 17th July.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our students and families for a successful term and semester. Now it is time to rest and recharge ourselves. 

The Grade One team would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday. We can’t wait to see you all in Term 3. 

Kind Regards,

Natalie (H10), Jasmine (H11), Abbey (H12), Ana (H13), Renee (H14), Amanda (H15), Laura (H15) and Jade (H16)

 

Dear Grade 2 families,

We are thrilled with how much the students have succeeded this term and we would like to express our gratitude for the hard work all families have put in this term. All of the Grade 2 teachers are extremely proud of our student’s hard work in preparing and presenting at the Student Led Conferences this week! We hope our families enjoyed this opportunity to gain an insight into your child’s learning.

This week through our Unit of Inquiry, we have reflected on the unit on light and sound; evaluating what worked, what could be improved and what the students want to see more of.

In Reading, the students commemorated NAIDOC week by reading dreamtime stories and discussing them.

In Writing, students have enjoyed innovating the story “Rainbow Bear”.

In Numeracy we have continued with data collection and investigated further into the importance of collecting data when conducting an experiment. Students have also used their data to explore the probabilities of different results.

A few reminders:

  • Whilst homework is not distributed over the school holidays, we encourage you to use Mathletics, Reading Eggs etc
  • Students will have a Wicked Weather incursion in Term 3. Please make payment on the compass by 17 July.

We wish you a wonderful and safe holiday and look forward to welcoming students back for Term 3 on the 15th of July.

From Cassie, Rebekah, Monique, Emily, Eleanor, Taylah and Preet.

Welcome back Grade 3 families!

We hope you had a lovely break and are ready for a busy and exciting term ahead.

Excursion:

We will be heading to CERES for an excursion in line with our current unit of “Where We Are in Place and Time”.

Homerooms 25, 27, 28 and 30 will be going on Tuesday the 23rd of July

Homerooms 24, 26, 29 and 31 will be going on Thursday the 25th of July.

Please ensure that students bring a bag for their packed lunch, their sports uniform, a water bottle and a bag for rubbish as CERES does not have bins.

Reminders:

  • Friday 26th July: Dress in colours, uniform or cultural dress of the country you will be supporting at the Olympic Games for a gold coin donation

Literacy:

This week, our reading sessions consisted of students exploring examples of empathy through texts. They made personal connections to characters and people. They also investigated examples and non-examples of empathy.

Numeracy:

Students have explored the features of a clock including half past, quarter past and quarter to as well as five-minute intervals. They used manipulatives to determine how time is broken up from a total of 60 minutes.

Unit of Inquiry: 

This week, students took part in tuning into our new unit of inquiry, “Where We Are in Place and Time”. They have made connections to Indigenous culture as well as themselves and the cultures that they are a part of.

Thanks, 

The Grade Three Team

Bianca, Anne, Giorgia, Jamila, Jayde, Kafa, Yasemin and Sam

 

Dear Families,

Students have made a wonderful return to school in term 3.

This week we have begun to tune in to our new unit of inquiry ‘how we express ourselves’ by exploring ways to express emotions.

In reading we have explored how authors help us visualise. In writing, students have been working on creating and telling stories

In Numeracy students have been using their multiplicative thinking strategies to solve inverse operations.

Upcoming events/dates to remember:

  • Olympic dress up day (gold coin donation) – Friday 26th July. No ordinary lunch orders will be available on this day… only the pre-ordered special lunch orders.
  • Swimming starts on next week. Please make sure you are aware of the day your child is swimming and that they bring in their swimming bag with items clearly labelled so nothing goes missing.
    • Monday – H37, H38 & H39
    • Wednesday – H32, H33, H34, H35 & H36

We hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

The Year 4 Team 

Clayton (H32), Ashlee and Escher (H33), Gabriel (H44), Deanna (H45), Dharma (H36), Beth (H37), Krystal (H38) and Chloe and Romy (H39)

 

Welcome back Grade 5 families and friends!

The Grade 5 students have begun their new unit of inquiry, “How We Organise Ourselves.” They are tuning into the unit and sparking their curiosity through provocations by hearing migration stories. Students have explored the impact of migration and connected these insights to their own lives.

As readers, students have been exploring perspective through points of view. They have been showing the thinker attribute by exploring texts and identifying the point of view that the text has been written in by using pronouns.

As mathematicians, students have been exploring fractions and solidifying their understanding by identifying common equivalent fractions. They have also been viewing fractions as a means of division and grasping the components and purpose of a fraction, including the numerator, vinculum line, and denominator.

As authors, students have been delving into the features of biographies, examining their key features and structure. They have explored various inspiring and intriguing figures and have begun planning and researching to craft a biography of their chosen person. With passion and enthusiasm, they are eager to apply these skills in next week’s draft.

A few friendly reminders:

  • Camp volunteers are due today. 
  • Camp Dietary and Medical form is due Friday 26th July
  • Camp payment is due 1st August
  • Swimming forms are due before your child’s swimming session
  • Gates open at 8:30. Please ensure that students arrive at this time as this is when active supervision occurs. We appreciate your help with this.

Have a lovely and restful weekend!

Grade 5 Team

Dear families,

What a fantastic first week back to kick off Term 3 in Grade 6!

In numeracy, students have been locating points in the 4 quadrants of the Cartesian plane. Students have really enjoyed following instructions on coordinate points to create images on the Cartesian plane. They have been able to describe changes to the coordinates when a point is moved to a different position in the plane

In reading this week, students have been focusing on paraphrasing to build their skills for exhibition. They have been collecting keywords about Australia’s government system from various sources including videos, podcasts and non-fiction texts. They have then used keywords to write paragraphs in their own words about the government system. 

In writing, students used creative thinking to come up with ideas for a short story. They had to plan an event sequence based on what they did over the holidays. From there, students created a narrative piece and focused on the skill of engaging beginnings and endings. They learned to be thoughtful communicators when sharing with peers for feedback.

Reminders:

  • Swimming starts next week, please remind students to pack their swimming clothes and towel on their allocated swimming day. 

          Monday: H48, H49, H51,H57, H58
          Wednesday: H50, H52, H53

  • Olympics dress-up day on Friday 26th July. Bring a gold coin donation.

Have a wonderful weekend.

From the Year 6 Team
Daniel, Simon, Mel, Sarah, Shannon, Shana, Bernadette, Elyse, Lauren and Bryoni

 

Medication Authority Form

This form MUST be completed if a child is to be given medication at school.

Medication Authority Form

Note: Wherever possible, medication should be scheduled outside of school hours, eg. medication required three times a day is generally not required during a school day: It can be taken before and after school and before bed.

Kingswim Induction

KCPS Kingswim Induction

Uniform

Kororoit Creek Primary School has a uniform policy, stating that the wearing of school uniform is compulsory. The uniform must be worn correctly without fashion accessories or enhancements (including leggings under dresses) every day. Please make sure that every item of clothing is named. Please note that plain black school shoes should be worn with the uniform (no colours). Summer uniform terms 1 and 4 and winter uniform terms 2 and 3. (Exception will be made for extreme weather conditions). Summer dresses are not suitable for winter and should not be worn with skivvies or tights underneath as winter uniform. Uniforms can be purchased directly from the supplier – Primary School Wear, 2/51-53 Westwood Dr, Ravenhall 3023.

Uniform Policy 2022

KCPS Uniform Collection

School Uniform Price List 2023

Disability Inclusion

 

Kororoit Creek Primary School is excited to introduce Disability Inclusion, a new approach to help us improve support for students with disability and build a more inclusive school for all our students.

Inclusive schools have better outcomes in learning, engagement and wellbeing for all students.

Disability Inclusion will help our school better understand what our students need to help them learn, through:

  •   a new funding model with more investment
  •   a new strength-based process called the Disability Inclusion Profile to help identify the student’s needs and required adjustments
  •   more training and coaching for teachers and school staff about the best ways to support student learning.

 

A new funding model with more investment

The new funding model provides additional investment that our school can use to support many students including those with autism, learning difficulties and more.

This additional investment will provide more support for students with disability, including students who haven’t been eligible for individual funding through the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) in the past.

Our school can use this funding for a range of activities including

  •   more training and professional development for teachers and school staff
  •   getting expert advice about disability
  •   hiring teachers or other staff to help plan and deliver changes for students
  •   equipment and resources to support learning.

 

The Disability Inclusion Profile

The Disability Inclusion Profile will help us find out more about your child’s strengths and needs. It will inform personalised funding allocations, help us plan student learning and any changes a student may need to better learn.

The new Disability Inclusion Profile process will replace the Educational Needs Questionnaire used as a part of the current PSD.Disability Inclusion img 300x282

As we transition over the next three years, families of students who are part of the PSD will be asked to attend a meeting to complete a Disability Inclusion Profile.

People who know your child will be involved in the meeting, along with an independent, trained facilitator who will help our school and families complete the profile.

If your child is part of the PSD, we will work with you to find the most suitable time to complete their profile.

The profile will also be available to a broad group of students with high needs.

We will identify students who are not currently part of the PSD, who may benefit from a Disability Inclusion Profile. If we consider that your child’s education will benefit from having a profile, we will contact you.

 

More training and coaching for teachers and school staff

Disability Inclusion will give more teachers and support staff a better understanding of disability and how to respond. This could include access to:

  •   more professionals in schools who are experts in disability
  •   coaching
  •   professional learning
  •   evidence-based guidance and resources
  •   scholarships.

 

More information

Visit www.education.vic.gov.au/disabilityinclusion to find out more about Disability Inclusion.

 

Further Resources

Disability Inclusion Information Session, recorded on the 20th November 2023 

Disability Inclusion presentation slides

Diverse Learners Hub

Student Voice Toolkit

Tools to support student voice in a Disability Profile meeting

Frequently Asked Questions

Dates to Remember 2024

  • 15 July – First day of Term 3
  • 22 July – Assembly at 9.00am. Prep-3 in the Gym
  • 22 July – Grade 2 Wicked Weather Workshop Incursion – H17, H19, H20 & H23
  • 23 July – Grade 3 CERES Excursion – H25, H27, H28 & H30
  • 23 July – Grade 5 WWAIPT Immigration Discovery Incursion – H42, H44, H45 & H47
  • 25 July – Grade 2 Wicked Weather Workshop Incursion – H17, H18, H21 & H22
  • 25 July – Grade 3 CERES Excursion – H24, H26, H29 & H31
  • 26 July – Grade 5 WWAIPT Immigration Discovery Incursion – H40, H41, H43 & H46
  • 01 August – 100 days of Prep Celebration
  • 05 August – Assembly at 9.00am. Grades 4-6 in the Gym
  • 05 August – Grade 3 Police Visit
  • 06 – 08 August – Australian Maths Competition – Years 3-6
  • 12 – 14 August – Grade 5 Camp – H40, H41, H46, & H47
  • 14 – 16 August – Grade 5 Camp – H42, H43, H44 & H45
  • 19 August – Assembly at 9.00am. Prep-3 in the Gym
  • 30 August – Curriculum Day. Students do not attend school
  • 2 September – Assembly at 9.00am. Grades 4-6 in the Gym
  • 20 September – Last day of Term 3

 

2024 Curriculum Days

(Students are not required to attend school on these days)

Monday 29 January
Friday 26th April
Friday 30th August
Monday 4th November

 

2024 Term Dates

Term 1     30/01/2024 – 28/03/2024 (Years 1-6)

09/02/2024 – 28/03/2024 (Prep)

Term 2     15/04/2024 – 28/06/2024

Term 3     15/07/2024 – 20/09/2024

Term 4     07/10/2024 – 20/12/2024

 

2024 Camping Program

Year 2 Day Camp

Year 3 Sleepover

Year 4 Camp – Camp Wyuna  21-23 & 23-25 October

Year 5 Camp – Lake Dewar Myrniong  12-14 & 14-16 August

Grade 5 Camp Information Session

Year 6 Camp – Lord Somers  25-27 November